National Humanitarian Coordination
NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CO-ORDINATION
14th Co-ordination Meeting
25th October 2001
- General overview
Mr. Boge Cadinovski was sorry that representatives from
the Ministries, Governmental Crisis Management Body and NGOs were not
able to attend this meeting, hoping that in the future they will attend
He raised couple of issues that had been discussed before. Only in some
parts of Skopje there is a central heating which means that fire wood
and heating oil for IDPs hosted in families and in CCs should be obtain
as soon as possible. Another issue is the winter clothing. UNICEF announced
that there are no funds available for covering the needs of IDP children
hosted in families. He asked all present parties to put efforts in provision
of winter clothing for these children. IDPs are constantly asking for
bigger food parcels.
Agustino Mulas, UNHCR, informed the meeting that UNHCR
would provide firewood for IDPs in host families and has already selected
villages where there are returnees. Firewood distribution is planed to
be completed at the beginning of December. In conjunction with UNICEF
efforts are made for provision of firewood for the schools in the affected
areas. Nevertheless, UNHCR is not in a position to provide gas or heating
oil for the CCs.
Together with some NGOs they have provided winter clothing for IDPs which
will be distributed by MRC.
UNHCR is providing kitchensets for the returnees and trough its implementing
partners MCIC and Shelter Now International they plan to do minor repairs
on 1,500 houses. Distribution of the materials has started and they hope
to repair as many houses as possible until 15th December.
UNHCR receives complaints and requests from IDPs with regrd to the food
distribution WFP in conjunction with ECHO and ICRC is organsing the food
distribution for the winter. Mr. Mulas emphasized that IDPs should be
informed about the h available humanitarian assistance and the fact who
is giving what.
Charles Setchell, USAID/OFDA, briefed the meeting about
their shelter programme. This programme will approximately target 1,800
families in Tetovo and Kumanovo region. They will start with provision
of firewood, 4-5 m², and then will continue together with their implementing
partners, Shelter Now International and Mercy Corps, with minor repairs
of 500-600 houses Cat. I and II.
Peter Coccier, IOM, informed he meeting about IOM's
confidence building programme. In collaboration with the local authorities
they will try to meet the municipality's needs. The programme will first
start in Bitola and Stip, then Skopje and on the very end Kumanovo, Tetovo
and Gostivar will be covered.
Reto Stoker, ICRC, in the past week, ICRC assisted 24,000
residents in conflict affected areas. ICRC teams visited Skopska Crna
Gora and assessed the situation. Great number of IDPs has returned and
the freedom of movement has improved.
Since the process is very slow a decision has been reached that he number
of IDPs would be announced monthly. The German Red Cross will do minor
repairs on houses Cat.I and II in the villages of Slupcane and Ropajce.
Distribution of materials will start next week. Next week distribution
of blankets for IDPs registered in November will start. Each IDP will
receive a blanket.
Natasa Ljubeckij, FAO, informed the meeting about FAO's
programme for provision of winter wheat seeds and fertilisers, due to
start next week. Distribution will take place in the next two weeks so
that until 15th November all sewing activities are finished.
An animal feed need assessment is on -going and next week the first results
are expected. Their estimates are that there are 18,000 beneficiaries
and $2,3 million in total will be needed, but it seems that needs are
larger. The Danish and Norwegian Government were interested to finance
this programme, but additional donors will be needed, too. FAO is in close
collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture with regard to the agriculture
Aleksandar Krzalovski, MCIC, said that they have finished
the damage assessment of the houses in Kumanovo and Tetovo area. This
week they will start with distribution of materials in the villages of
Matejce, Otja and Radusa.
- Provision of fire wood for IDPs in host families
and heating oil for CCs
- Provision of winter clothing for IDPS in host families
- Enrichment of the food parcels
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